Johnson is a contemporary author of supernatural tales. He was
born and raised in Chelmsford, where he still lives, with his wife
Jean, and their two cats. He was educated at King Edward VI
Grammar School, Chelmsford (whose earlier incarnation was alma
mater to Dr John Dee) and at London University. He has been a
librarian all his professional life.
Deep Things Out of Darkness, Garrie Hall,
A Ghostly Crew: Tales from the
Endeavour, Sarob Press (Mountain Ash, Mid Glamorgan),
"Introduction" by David G. Rowlands. The Scarecrow: An amateur folklorist
discovers the deadly truth behind the tradition
a group of standing stones. The Watchman: A great church proves to have a very effective
guardian against thieves. The Interruptions: Retribution for adultery has
consequences beyond the grave. The Wall-Painting: An early mediaeval
wall-painting reveals a very unsaintly saint. The
A desperate soul finds itself a new body. The Taking: Executed for witchcraft, an
innocent woman asks for justice. The Melodrama: A performance of
The Murder in
the Red Barn
is the key to another, more recent murder. The Prize: The solver of a puzzle takes
an insidious revenge when the prize is awarded to another.
When you're lost on a strange country road, the person you most
want to see is a policeman. Just not this particular policeman.
home from a party, he met an old friend in the forest. The trouble
was, the friend was dead. The Clues: The old man hid his treasure and left plenty of
clues to the hiding place. He also left something to watch over
it. The Night
Before Christmas: A young girl's recurring nightmare becomes
reality at Christmas. The Soldier: Obsessed with the army, the boy was delighted to
find the soldiers in church, but it proved to be a very strange
church indeed. The Souvenir: The antiques dealer didn't know what the box was
or what was inside it; his customer discovered the deadly secret.
Christmas Eve they ring the Devil's knell. This year they missed a
the consequences are potentially cataclysmic.
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